UQ School of Tourism and Leisure Management

tourism.uq.edu.au

UQ School of Tourism and Leisure Management

ST LUCIA IPSWICH GATTON

SCHOOL OF TOURISM

Postgraduate

Handbook

2009

Programs

Graduate Certificate in Business

Graduate Diploma in Business

Master of Business Management

Master of Business (Advanced)

Specialisations

International Event Management

International Hotel Management

International Sport and Recreation

International Travel and Tourism Management

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By studying at The University

of Queensland, Alison Han has

met new friends from all over the

world, and she enjoys the dynamic

multicultural environment. Alison

believes her education with the

School of Tourism will provide her

with an advantage in her career in

the Tourism industry.

“The latest resources from the tourism industry are

provided by the School, which enable me to excel in

my studies. The UQ School of Tourism has a great

reputation and fantastic lecturers. We also the have

opportunity to meet real people from the industry.”

Alison Han, Postgraduate student

(International Event Management)

Contents

3 Introducing the School of Tourism

4 Welcome from the Head of School

5 Locations and Facilities

7 Industry Partnerships and Employment Services

Industry Partnerships Team

Meet the Industry Leaders Event

8 Employment Services

9 Accreditation and Professional Memberships

10 TEHL Student Association

11 School Policy and Administration


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Postgraduate Academic Advising

Assessment Guidelines

Plagiarism

Submitting Assignments

Return of Marked Assignments

12 Applying for an Extension of Time for a Assignment

Resubmission of a Failed Assignment

Referencing Styles

Policy in the Event of Timetable Changes

Blackboard

mySI-net

13 Electronic Course Profiles

Computer Facilities

Student Support Policy

Support for Students with a Disability or Who Develop a

Disability

14 Postgraduate Coursework Programs

Graduate Certificate in Business

16 Graduate Diploma in Business

18 Master of Business

20 Master of Business (Advanced)

School of Tourism

Faculty of Business Economics and Law

The University of Queensland

University Provider Number: 00025B

Nov08 400

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Introducing the

School of Tourism

The University of Queensland’s School of

Tourism has built a strong track record for

educational, vocational and professional

initiatives that contribute to the sustainable

development of the tourism industry both in

Australia and abroad. It is the only university

in Australia to be certified by the United

Nations World Tourism Organization

(UNWTO), and is an active member of the

UNWTO Education Council. It is also the only

member of the Australian Group of Eight

‘sandstone’ universities to feature

comprehensive programs in tourism, sport

and recreation, event and hotel and hospitality

management.

The School boasts more than 30 academic and

research staff with solid industry experience and

outstanding academic credentials, and a notable

assembly of Adjunct Professors who are senior

industry and government figures. The School

continues to break new ground with initiatives

such as the Executive Shadowing Program and a

volunteer program designed to support

developing tourism in regional Queensland.

Beyond the desire to provide professional and

innovative programs, the School has a dedicated

sense of social responsibility and is quickly

achieving its vision to become an international

beacon of best practice in the industry.

Since its inception in the early 1970s within the

Queensland Agricultural College, the School has

attracted international recognition for the quality of

its programs and commitment to tourism

education. Its growth has been punctuated by

milestones such as the inaugural Queensland

Tourist and Travel Corporation award for the Best

Hospitality and Tourism Department in 1988, and

winning the Tourism Education and Training

category at the 2006 Queensland Tourism

Awards.

Today the School of Tourism is located within the

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law at The

University of Queensland, one of Australia’s

premier learning and research institutions.

Offering a suite of academically rigorous,

professionally oriented programs across the St

Lucia and Ipswich campuses, the School aims to

deliver meaningful learning opportunities for

students and practitioners.

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Welcome from the

Head of School

It is with much enthusiasm that I welcome you

to the School of Tourism - 2009 looks to be an

exciting year. Each year we enrol more than

500 students into our School and each has the

opportunity to make a valuable contribution to

one of Australia’s top tourism schools.

The School occupies a significant position within

the tourism education sector, successfully

bridging gaps between academia, research,

consulting and industry. Its innovations and

achievements have been interwoven to create an

educational service that has received international

recognition in the form of elite accreditations and

partnerships; while the facilities and

comprehensive support services it offers to its

student body provide the best opportunity for their

academic and professional success.

The quality and vibrancy of the School’s thirty

academic and research staff also contributes

significantly to the School’s competitive edge. All

permanent teaching staff have PhD qualifications

and can boast of valuable industry expertise and

membership of networks in sectors such as

destination management; tourist behaviour and

visitor experiences; technology services; labour

management in hospitality; and cultural diversity

in event management. Staff within the School also

hold leadership positions in the broader research

community, evidenced by the five respected

journals edited by academics from the School of

Tourism.

I know that you will enjoy your experience here

with the School of Tourism - we are fortunate to

be based in Australia’s foremost tourism state.

Queensland is home to major theme parks and

the largest concentration of accommodation stock

in the country as well as having a stunning natural

environment which includes the World Heritage

listed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree National

Park and Fraser Island.

Once again, I am delighted to welcome you to the

School of Tourism at The University of

Queensland.

PROFESSOR ROY BALLANTYNE

Head of School

School of Tourism

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Locations and Facilities

Renowned for their stunning architecture,

high-tech facilities and perfectly manicured

grounds, UQ’s spectacular St Lucia and

Ipswich campuses provide students with

access to state-of-the art facilities, ongoing

study support and unique opportunities to

further their own personal and professional

development.

Since moving from the Gatton campus in early

2000, the School of Tourism has delivered a

number of programs at the University’s St Lucia

and Ipswich sites. Both campuses are fully

equipped with resources that facilitate superior

student learning. All lecture and seminar rooms

are equipped with multi-media facilities. Students

have 24-hour access to computer laboratories,

which feature the latest software for study and

research projects. Both campuses offer dedicated

computing facilities for Masters Degree and

research students, which promote a sense of

community and a culture of collaboration.

Students also have 24-hour online access to the

state’s largest university library, which holds more

than two million volumes and spans 14 branches.

It also holds the most significant tourism collection

in Australia. Online resources include the United

Nations World Tourism Organization’s eLibrary,

which features UNWTO publications in their

respective languages and a Tourism Fact Book of

statistical information about individual countries.

The magnitude and quality of the University’s

tourism collection reflects its steadfast

commitment to tourism education and research.

The School also offers:

Academic Advising

Staff from the School and the Faculty of Business,

Economics and Law (BEL) provide students with

guidance on course choice, program planning and

credit from prior studies.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

(PASS)

Small, interactive study groups conducted in first

year courses in addition to regular tutorials by

high achieving students from previous years.

Resource Centres

Resource centres, located on both the St Lucia

and Ipswich campuses, provide a one-stop shop

for student resources, such as general enquiries,

computer access and lodgement of assignments.

A 24-hour computer laboratory is also available in

the Chamberlain Building (#35) on the St Lucia

Campus for all BEL Faculty students.

Computer Skills

Information Technology Services (ITS), AskIT and

the UQ Library offer a large range of courses on a

variety of software packages. Details on the

variety of courses ITS offers can be found at

www.uqtrainit.its.uq.edu.au/.

Research and Library Skills

The Library offers an excellent range of programs

on research skills, researching on the internet and

the use of library facilities, as well as some

library-based computer programs such as

Endnote.

Other Services

UQ Student Services offer an extensive range of

workshops, support groups and individual

sessions to assist with time management,

assignment writing, job seeking and more. While

undertaking your studies with the School, you will

have access to all of the facilities available to the

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)

and more.

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Research Material

The UQ Library provides “Information Skills for

Researchers and Postgraduates” (ISRAP)

courses. These 10-hour courses are run over

several half-days during the week or on

weekends. The courses involve “everything you

wanted to know about using the library but were

afraid to ask” and are highly recommended.

Further information on courses and workshops

conducted by the UQ Library is available on the

UQ website or speak with the Library’s adviser for

the School of Tourism.

Fostering Interactions

The School recognises that a significant

proportion of postgraduate coursework students

are undertaking their studies part-time or are

balancing full-time study with an existing career.

This can sometimes lead to students feeling

“disconnected” from the School and being

unaware of activities taking place. For this reason,

the School encourages postgraduate students to

maximise their learning experience by:

Design of students’ programs of study and

pathways are matters for the Postgraduate

Coordinator . Requests for credit for previous

student and exemptions are to be lodged with the

BEL Faculty office on Level 3, Building 39a.,

Student and Academic Administrative Officer is

the first point of contact for program and

administrative queries. Advising sessions will be

scheduled during the first three weeks of

semester, for details of these sessions contact

Rose Willett (r.willett@uq.edu.au)

In the first instance, students should discuss all

matters of concern with the appropriate staff

members within the School of Tourism.

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business,

Economics and Law (BEL) is the final arbiter on

academic matters.

• Taking part in peer discussion groups;

• Taking part in School seminars and seeking

out relevant seminars and colloquia available

through other institutions; and

• Participating in inter-School activities

undertaken by the Faculty of Business,

Economics and Law.

The Who’s Who in Postgraduate

Study

The Head of the School of Tourism is responsible

for the total administration of the School. Under

the program rules, the Head is responsible for

advising the School Postgraduate Coursework

Coordinator on all matters concerning students.

In the School of Tourism, the Postgraduate

Coursework Coordinator is responsible for the

overall coordination of the postgraduate

coursework programs and, when necessary, will

mediate between the student and the Head of the

School. The coordinator acts on behalf of the

Head of the School of Tourism with respect to

most student matters associated with the

postgraduate coursework programs and is

responsible for dealing with day-to-day student

issues as advised by the Student and Academic

Administrative Officer.

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Industry Partnerships

and Employment Services

Industry Partnership Team

The School is committed to keeping its programs

and activities current and relevant to the business

domain. To this end, the School has established a

dedicated Industry Partnership Development

team, which manages ongoing links to industry,

which include private consultancy projects and a

highly successful executive shadowing program.

Many of the School’s partners are industry

leaders who have come directly from our

graduate ranks, while others come from private

industry and the public sector. With nearly 40 per

cent of graduates working abroad, the School

boasts excellent industry contacts worldwide and,

importantly, international recognition of its

programs.

Meet the Industry Leaders Event

Now in its seventh year, the event is a dynamic

interaction between students, School staff,

industry practitioners, professional associations

and government regulators.

Against the backdrop of UQ’s heritage-listed

Customs House facility, representatives from

Australia’s leading tourism, hospitality, events and

sporting organisations offer insights and advice to

students. Participants are able to take advantage

of the open-plan, networking opportunities with

industry representatives including Hilton Hotels,

Accor Hotel Group, Dreamworld, Flight Centre,

Marriott International, Rydges Hotels & Resorts,

Suncorp Stadium, Wotif.com and Tourism

Queensland.

Held annually, this event provides students with

valuable exposure to the industry’s leading

practitioners, and allows them to develop and

leverage their networks to secure continuing

employment upon graduation.

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Employment Services

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

provides a dedicated Employment Service for

both students and industry. The service aims to

maximise student satisfaction by providing

recruitment and employment information.

Employment Service Officers are available to

assist you with careers and employment related

inquiries. An International Employment Services

Officer is available to assist students with work

experience and employment information. The

Employment Services Officer regularly

communicates information regarding professional

development opportunities and employment

services initiatives to all students in the School.

For further information please contact:

employmentservices@bel.uq.edu.au

UQ CareerHub

CareerHub is your online ‘one-stop-shop’ for:

• Graduate recruitment and entry level

opportunities

• Vacation employment

• International opportunities

• Work experience

• Part time/casual

• Experienced/ professional

• Industry

Workshops/Presentations/Networking

• Career employment resources

The TEHL Student Association (Tourism, Events,

Hospitality and Leisure) also regularly

disseminates information on work experience and

professional development opportunities to its

members. For further information visit

www.tourism.uq.edu.au.

Student Services

UQ Student Services offers a comprehensive

range of careers and employment related

workshops for all students. They are located in

the Careers Resource Centre, Building 21D, St

Lucia campus. Please phone for an appointment.

The Centre also has a resource room, open from

8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday (including

semester breaks), which contains reference

materials on graduate careers, companies and

government careers; employment-related videos;

details of undergraduate and postgraduate study

options in Australia and overseas; as well as local

and interstate newspapers. Free access to

computers for career related Internet searching

and using UQ CareerHub is also available.

To access this service to find all employment

related needs, you must register on the

University’s Careers and Employment Website:

UQ CareerHub. Use your UQ student name and

password (same as mySI-net). You can access

this website at any time. Additionally, you will be

sent email updates weekly.

Regular updates of the Faculty’s Careers and

Employment events are advertised on the

electronic notice boards in Colin Clark Building

(39), the General Purpose North Building (39A),

Building 12 on the Ipswich Campus and via your

student email. For further information visit

www.careerhub.uq.edu.au.

Work Experience

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Accreditation and

Professional Memberships

UNWTO TedQual Certification

The University of Queensland is currently the only

university in Australia to be accredited by the

United Nations World Tourism Organization. In

2002 the School’s programs were accredited

under the UNWTO.TedQual Certification System,

a quality assurance system for tourism education

and training.

• Restaurant and Catering Queensland

• International Council on Hotel, Restaurant,

and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE)

• Australian and New Zealand Association for

Leisure Studies (ANZALS)

• Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)

• TTF Australia – Tourism and Transport Forum

.

Professional Memberships

(Based on choice of subjects and major)

Event Management

School Memberships

THE-ICE membership

The School is a member of the elite International

Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality

Education (THE-ICE), an Australian government

initiative that establishes and profiles outstanding

capability in this field. Members’ tourism and

hospitality education programs are independently

assessed by an international panel to ensure they

meet THE-ICE Standards of Excellence.

• Meetings and Events Australia (MEA)

• Festivals and Events Association (FEA)

• Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Hospitality Management

• Institute of Hospitality

• Council for Australian University Tourism and

Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE)

Sport and Leisure Management

• Australian and New Zealand Association for

Leisure Studies

• Sport Management Association of Australia

and New Zealand

• World Leisure

Travel and Tourism Management

• Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

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TEHL Student Association

Want a Brighter Future in Tourism?

The Association also offers a range of exciting

social activities that focus on building strong

friendships between international and domestic

students including a three-day camping trip to

Moreton Bay Island for swimming, snorkelling and

sand dune surfing.

The Association is open to all interested

undergraduate and postgraduate students

studying in fields offered by the School of

Tourism. For further information visit the School of

Tourism website at www.tourism.uq.edu.au.

Since its inception in 2005, the Tourism, Events,

Hospitality and Leisure (TEHL) Student

Association has enhanced the student

community’s social, academic and professional

development activities. Dedicated to all of the

School’s undergraduate, postgraduate and higher

degree students.

Connections and industry experience are keys to

success in the business of tourism, hospitality,

sport and event management. The mission of the

TEHL Student Association is to provide students

with unique opportunities to gain relevant,

professional experience while at UQ.

The Association produces a monthly calendar of

events, which features a range of activities such

as the Student Services seminars on resume

writing and interviewing skills, and work

experience opportunities. In the past, work

experience opportunities have been available at

the Australian Scholar Athlete Games, the

Brisbane International Boat Show, and market

research for the Brisbane Riverfestival.

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School Policy and

Administration

Postgraduate Academic Advising

Ms Rose Willett

Student and Academic Administrative Officer

School of Tourism

Level 4, General Purpose North 3 Building

The University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus)

Tel: +61 7 3346 8717

Email: r.willett@uq.edu.au

Assessment Guidelines

The School of Tourism has a comprehensive

Assessment Policy which is available on the

School website. The policy encompasses

extension requests and late submission,

resubmission of assignments, availability of

feedback on assessment, and final grading scale.

New students are encouraged to familiarise

themselves with School policy prior to

commencing their studies.

Plagiarism

The submission of work or ideas which are not

your own and for which you claim credit is called

plagiarism. When knowingly applied this is

considered a form of cheating. Under University

Statute 4, cheating constitutes misconduct, and is

viewed very seriously by the University

community. Students who have cheated may

undergo misconduct proceedings, and, if found

guilty, receive a penalty under the Statute. Any

material taken from texts and other references,

including electronic resources, CD-ROMS, and

the Internet, must be acknowledged using the

accepted school style which is outlined on the UQ

library website. A clear statement on plagiarism

(definition, unacceptability, penalties) is included

in all School of Tourism course materials.

Submitting Assignments

The due date and time for assignments must be

adhered to and are stipulated in all course

profiles. Students are reminded to keep a copy of

their work, in case of lost assignments or grading

disputes. Students will incur penalties if their work

is submitted late (i.e. after the due date and

without an approved extension).

All assignments must be submitted through the

BEL Faculty Resource Centre located on Level 1,

Colin Clark building (39), St Lucia campus. All

assignments must be submitted with an attached

cover sheet and be lodged by the due date. When

submitting assignments, students must:

• Fill in all details outlined on the BEL

assignment cover sheet (available at the BEL

Faculty Resource Centre)

• Sign and date the declaration on the bottom

of the assignment cover sheet

• Secure the assignment cover sheet to the

assignment and secure disks, if any

• Lodge the assignment at the BEL Faculty

Resource Centre.

Return of Marked Assignments

Marked assignments are generally returned to

students via the BEL Faculty Resource Centre at

St Lucia. Students are able to collect marked

assignments upon presentation of their student

identification card to the Faculty Resource Centre

staff. Course coordinators will notify students of

alternative arrangements to the return of marked

assignments. Assignments will be held for a

period of two weeks after which time any

uncollected assignments will be returned to the

course coordinator and held for six months.

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Applying for an Extension of

Time for an Assignment

Extensions are normally only considered for acute

medical conditions or for unexpected personal

hardship or distress. Poor workload planning is

NOT considered to be grounds for granting an

extension. Documentary evidence such as a

medical certificate or a statement provided by

another recognised professional service (e.g. a

counselling service) should be included with the

request. Contact your Course Coordinator or tutor

to request an extension.

Resubmission of a Failed

Assignment

Students who have failed a major piece of

assessment in what would otherwise be the final

course of their program, will be granted a

resubmission for that piece of work on advice

from the Faculty Office. This reflects the granting

of a supplementary examination in this situation

where assessment is by examination not

assignment.

Referencing Styles

The School of Tourism has adopted a version of

the Harvard referencing style for use in all

courses. This style is outlined on the library web

site:

www.library.uq.edu.au/training/citation/harvard.ht

ml

All Course Outlines will direct students to the

website, and/or alternative publications that give

appropriate examples.

Blackboard

To facilitate communication and provide

information and core content, many courses are

supported by Blackboard, which provides

students with centralised access to all

Blackboard-supported courses on the server and

includes the following features:

1. A learning guide, including objectives of

courses, staff contact details, study chart

and assessment requirements.

2. Discussion boards – students are

encouraged to use the discussion board

throughout the semester to interact with

peers and the lecturer.

3. Gradebook – a running tally of your

marks may be available on Blackboard.

Students only have access to their own marks

and cannot view other students’ marks. Further

information and access to Blackboard may be

found at www.blackboard.elearning.uq.edu.au.

mySI-net

Students must enrol on-line and maintain

personal details using mySI-net at

www.sinet.uq.edu.au. Students are asked to

ensure they have completed all enrolment

requirements as set out in The University of

Queensland Enrolment Guide, which can be

accessed via mySI-net. All students are also

provided with an email account. It is extremely

important that students check email regularly as

the Faculty and School will send correspondence

to student email accounts.

Policy in the Event of Timetable

Changes

If a class is cancelled because of staff illness or

other unforeseen events, students will be notified

of arrangements to reschedule at a time and

location convenient to both staff and students.

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Electronic Course Profiles

Electronic Course Profiles are available online

approximately four weeks before start of classes

via the Programs and Courses website for

general public access (public version). Course

profiles aim to assist students with course

selection/program planning. Once enrolled in a

course, students can access the course profiles

(authenticated version) via mySI-net. The course

profiles (authenticated version) include

aggregated reports summarising the semester's

learning activities, assessment items, required

and recommended resources, and allow students

to see how successful course completion

contributes to graduate attribute development.

Hard copy versions of course profiles

(authenticated version) are available for students

from the first scheduled learning activity (eg.

lecture, tutorial etc) for the course.

Computer Facilities

St Lucia Campus

The BEL Faculty computer laboratories consist of

a general use main lab plus five teaching labs

located on level 2 of the Chamberlain Building

and two teaching labs located in the GPN3

Building. The Chamberlain main lab is open for

general access from Monday–Friday between

7:45am–10:00pm. Access outside of these hours

is available with an after hours swipe card.

Student Support Policy

The University of Queensland is committed to

providing a high level of support to students.

Student Services, which has offices at Ipswich

and St Lucia campuses, provide Learning

Advisors who can assist you with your studies.

Their services include:

• improving the quality of your assignments

• understanding what is required from different

types of academic writing

• adjusting to university study

• increasing motivation and concentration

• study and time management

• improving oral presentations

• referencing

• reading, research and note-taking.

Support for Students with a

Disability or Who Develop a

Disability

Any student with a disability, who may require

alternative academic arrangements in this

program, is encouraged to seek advice at the

commencement of the semester from a Disability

Adviser at Student Services. Assessment

variation is possible for students with a disability.

Dean’s Honour Roll

Undergraduate and postgraduate students, who

attain a specified cumulative GPA across their

entire program, are considered eligible for

placement on the Dean’s Honour Roll.

Undergraduate students must gain a GPA

equivalent to second class honours across their

entire program. Upon graduation, eligible students

will receive a certificate and a noting will be

placed on their academic record.

Alumni

When you graduate from the School of Tourism at

The University of Queensland, you are

considered part of our alumni. Strong alumni

provide the means for graduates to keep in touch

with their discipline, colleagues and friends

through a variety of events and activities. The

School believes that maintaining excellent

relations with alumni is mutually beneficial. By

providing you with opportunities to attend such

events as professional development and career

seminars or to network and socialise with

colleagues and peers, you in turn continue to be

ambassadors for the University. For further

information visit www.tourism.uq.edu.au/alumni

For further information see Student Services in

Contact Information.

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Postgraduate Coursework

Programs

Graduate Certificate in Business

DURATION

LOCATION

ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS

1 semester full-time. Part-time equivalent available to Australian residents and

citizens.

St Lucia

Bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR

post-secondary study and at least seven years full time relevant work experience.

Program Outline

This streamlined program is designed for current

managers seeking formal qualifications and as well as

professionals aspiring to middle /senior management

or looking to move into relevant industries. This

innovative program enables graduates to accelerate

their careers within particular businesses, or within the

tourism, hotel, leisure and event management

industries. Applicants are not required to have

completed undergraduate study providing they have

ndertaken post-secondary study complemented by

considerable work experience in related industries.

The Graduate Certificate program provides students

with a solid grounding in management fundamentals,

applied within specific fields of study. This program also

offers students an alternative pathway to the MBus and

MBus(Adv) programs.

This Graduate Certificate does not assume prior

knowledge in the relevant areas. For this reason all

students complete TOUR7003: Tourism, Travel,

Hospitality: Foundations in their first semester of

enrolment.

The program introduces students to essential

management principles, in addition to the practical

operational aspects of their chosen field of

specialisation. Students choose from the following

fields:

• International Event Management

• International Hotel Management

• International Sport and Recreation Management

• International Travel and Tourism Management

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work throughout the tourism, hotel,

recreation and event management industries within

Australia and overseas. They are spread across areas

as diverse as restaurants and clubs, amusement parks,

private consultancy firms, event management

agencies, tourist resorts, arts and music festivals, and

sporting agencies and centres. There are also a range

of opportunities available within supporting enterprises,

such as marketing, retail, finance and human

resources.

Further Study

Graduates can proceed to the Graduate Diploma of

Business or, if requirements are met, can undertake the

Master of Business. While the major focus for this

program is preparing students for executive

management positions in the relevant industries,

students who progress through to the Masters

(Advanced) degree level and incorporate a thesis

component within their studies, would be deemed to

have met the normal entry requirements for a Doctor of

Philosophy (PhD) program, should they wish to

continue to a research degree following graduation.

The field of study will be annotated on the award

certificate.

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Graduate Certificate in Business

Program Structure

To receive the Graduate Certificate in Business, a

student is required to complete 4 courses (#8)

comprising:

Part (a) 2 compulsory courses (#4) from:

TOUR7003 #2 Tourism, Travel, Hospitality:

Foundations

AND

HOSP7001 #2 International Services Management

OR

TOUR7000 #2 Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure:

Research

OR

TOUR7005 #2 Tourism and Hospitality Issues

Part (b) 2 courses (#4) from the relevant field

of specialised study:

International Event Management

EVNT7000 #2 Event Management Principles and

Practice

EVNT7001 #2 International Event Management

EVNT7002 #2 Event Sponsorship Management

EVNT7003 #2 Meetings and Conventions Management

International Hotel Management

HOSP7000 #2 International Hotel Operations

HOSP7002 #2 International Hotel Strategic Planning

HOSP7003 #2 International Hotel Management

HOSP7004 #2 Entrepreneurship & Small Hospitality

Enterprises

International Sport and Recreation Management

HMST7916 #2 Human Movement Studies:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

LEIS7000 #2 Commercial Recreation and

Entrepreneurship

LEIS7001 #2 Sport and Recreation Operations

MGTS7006 #2 Strategic Sport Management

International Travel and Tourism Management

MGTS7005 #2 Tourism Risk Management

TOUR7001 #2 Global Tourism Business Principles

TOUR7002 #2 Sustainability for Tourism Business

TOUR7004 #2 Travel and Transport Systems

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Graduate Diploma in Business

DURATION

LOCATION

ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS

2 semesters full-time. Part-time equivalent available to Australian residents and

citizens.

St Lucia

Bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR

Graduate Certificate in Business with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Program Outline

This short program has been designed for people who

seek to build upon their industry knowledge or that

gained from the Graduate Certificate Program.

Similar to the Graduate Certificate in Business, this

program is tailored to aspiring and current managers in

relevant industries who want to formalise previously

gained experience. This program is also ideal for

applicants who are unable

or hesitant to make a commitment to the duration of a

Masters Degree. This program provides students with a

solid grounding in management fundamentals, applied

within specific fields

of study.

Students with a Bachelors Degree in any field with a

GPA of at least 4.00 may enter this program directly or

through the Graduate Certificate in Business program

with a GPA of 4.00. The Graduate Diploma does not

assume prior knowledge in the relevant areas,

however, students who have already undertaken the

Graduate Certificate need not repeat introductory

courses they have already completed, such as

TOUR7003: Tourism, Travel,

Hospitality: Foundations.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work throughout the tourism, hotel,

recreation and event management industries within

Australia and overseas. They are spread across areas

as diverse as restaurants and clubs, amusement parks,

private consultancy firms, event management

agencies, tourist resorts, arts and music festivals, and

sporting agencies and centres. There are also a range

of opportunities available within supporting enterprises,

such as marketing, retail, finance and human

resources.

Further Study

Graduates can proceed to the Masters Degree

program. While the major focus for this program is

preparing students for executive management positions

in the relevant industries, students who progress

through to the Masters Advanced Degree level and

incorporate a thesis component within their studies,

would be deemed to have met the normal entry

requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

program, should they wish to continue to a research

degree following graduation.

Students progressing from the Graduate Certificate

must maintain the same major. All other students have

the opportunity to select one field of specialisation from:

• International Event Management

• International Hotel Management

• International Sport and Recreation Management

• International Travel and Tourism Management

The field of study will be annotated on the degree

certificate.

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Graduate Diploma in Business

Program Structure

To receive the Graduate Diploma in Business, a student

is required to complete 8 courses (#16) comprising:

Part (a) 4 compulsory courses (#8) from:

TOUR7003 #2 Tourism, Travel, Hospitality:

Foundations

HOSP7001 #2 International Services Management

TOUR7000 #2 Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure:

Research

TOUR7005 #2 Tourism and Hospitality Issues

Part (b) 4 courses (#8) from the relevant field

of specialised study:

International Event Management

EVNT7000 #2 Event Management Principles and

Practice

EVNT7001 #2 International Event Management

EVNT7002 #2 Event Sponsorship Management

EVNT7003 #2 Meetings and Conventions Management

International Hotel Management

HOSP7000 #2 International Hotel Operations

HOSP7002 #2 International Hotel Strategic Planning

HOSP7003 #2 International Hotel Management

HOSP7004 #2 Entrepreneurship & Small Hospitality

Enterprises

International Sport and Recreation Management

HMST7916 #2 Human Movement Studies:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

LEIS7000 #2 Commercial Recreation and

Entrepreneurship

LEIS7001 #2 Sport and Recreation Operations

MGTS7006 #2 Strategic Sport Management

International Travel and Tourism Management

MGTS7005 #2 Tourism Risk Management

TOUR7001 #2 Global Tourism Business Principles

TOUR7002 #2 Sustainability for Tourism Business

TOUR7004 #2 Travel and Transport Systems

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Master of Business

DURATION

LOCATION

ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS

1.5 years full-time. *accelerated 12-month option available.

Part-time equivalent available to Australian residents and citizens.

St Lucia

Bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale OR

Graduate Diploma in Business with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Program Outline

12-Month Accelerated Pathway

The Master of Business (MBus) is designed for current

managers seeking formal qualifications as well as

professionals aspiring to middle/senior management in

relevant industries. This innovative program enables

graduates to accelerate their careers within particular

businesses, or within the tourism, hotel, leisure and

event management industries. The MBus allows

students to broaden their general management and

leadership skills while gaining specialist knowledge in a

chosen field, assisting graduates in the acceleration of

their careers within particular field. Students undertake

an independent report, which is more industry-oriented,

and less research intensive then a thesis.

The program does not assume prior knowledge in the

relevant areas. Students should complete TOUR7003:

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality: Foundations in their

first semester of enrolment. Students may enter this

program directly or through the Graduate Diploma of

Business program, depending on their previous

academic qualifications.

Students will choose a major from:

• International Event Management

• International Hotel Management

• International Sport and Recreation Management

• International Travel and Tourism Management

The major will be annotated on the degree certificate.

A 12-month accelerated pathway is available for the

MBus, allowing students to fast track their program and

graduate sooner. For further information on this option

contact the Post Graduate Student Liaison Officer at

the School of Tourism: r.willett@uq.edu.au or the

School of Tourism Postgraduate Coordinator:

l.ruhanen@uq.edu.au.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work throughout the tourism, hotel,

recreation and event management industries both

within Australia and overseas. They are spread across

areas as diverse as restaurants and clubs, amusement

parks, private consultancy firms, event management

agencies, tourist resorts, arts and music festivals, and

sporting agencies and centres. There are also a range

of opportunities available within supporting enterprises,

such as marketing, retail, finance and human

resources.

Further Study

While the major focus for this program is preparing

students for executive management positions in

relevant industries, students who progress through to

the Masters (Advanced) degree level and incorporate a

thesis component within their studies, would be

deemed to have met the normal entry requirements for

a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, should they

wish to continue to a research degree following

graduation.

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Master of Business Program

Structure

To receive the Master of Business, a student is

required to complete 11 courses (#24) comprising:

Part (a) 4 compulsory courses (#8) from:

TOUR7003 #2 Tourism, Travel, Hospitality:

Foundations

HOSP7001 #2 International Services Management

TOUR7000 #2 Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure:

Research

TOUR7005 #2 Tourism and Hospitality Issues

Part (b) 5 courses (#12) from the relevant

field of specialised study:

International Event Management

EVNT7000 #2 Event Management Principles and

Practice

EVNT7001 #2 International Event Management

EVNT7002 #2 Event Sponsorship Management

EVNT7003 #2 Meetings and Conventions Management

TOUR7007 #4 Independent Report

International Hotel Management

HOSP7000 #2 International Hotel Operations

HOSP7002 #2 International Hotel Strategic Planning

HOSP7003 #2 International Hotel Management

HOSP7004 #2 Entrepreneurship & Small Hospitality

Enterprises

TOUR7007 #4 Independent Report

International Sport and Recreation Management

HMST7916 #2 Human Movement Studies:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

LEIS7000 #2 Commercial Recreation and

Entrepreneurship

LEIS7001 #2 Sport and Recreation Operations

TOUR7007 #2 Independent Report

MGTS7006 #2 Strategic Sport Management

International Travel and Tourism Management

TOUR7001 #2 Global Tourism Business Principles

TOUR7002 #2 Sustainability for Tourism Business

TOUR7004 #2 Travel and Transport Systems

MGTS7005 #2 Tourism Risk Management

TOUR7007 #4 Independent Report

Part (c) 2 courses (#4) of level 7 advanced

electives:

These elective courses must not be similar to any

courses previously passed by the student.

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Master of Business (Advanced)

DURATION

LOCATION

ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS

2 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to Australian residents and citizens.

St Lucia

Bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7 point scale OR

Master of Business with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7 point scale.

Program Outline

The Master of Business (Advanced) is designed to offer

current managers a formal qualification and to give an

‘edge’ to professionals aspiring to middle /senior

management in relevant industries. This innovative

program enables graduates to accelerate their careers

within the tourism, hotel, leisure and event

management industries. Students broaden their

general management and leadership skills while

gaining specialist knowledge in a chosen field, assisting

graduates in the acceleration of their careers within

particular field.

Students may choose to complete a research

component which provides a pathway to higher

research or doctorate levels. Alternatively, students

may complete two fields of interest or additional

advanced electives in this advanced program.

The program does not assume prior knowledge in the

relevant areas. Students should complete TOUR7003:

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality: Foundations in their

first semester of enrolment. Students may enter this

program directly or through the Graduate Diploma or

Master of Business program, depending on their

previous academic qualifications. Students will choose

one major field of study from:

• International Event Management

• International Hotel Management

• International Sport and Recreation Management

• International Travel and Tourism Management

The field of study will be annotated on the degree

certificate.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work throughout the tourism, hotel,

recreation and event management industries within

Australia and overseas. They are spread across areas

as diverse as restaurants and clubs, amusement parks,

private consultancy firms, event management

agencies, tourist resorts, arts and music festivals, and

sporting agencies and centres. There are also a range

of opportunities available within supporting enterprises,

such as marketing, retail, finance and human

resources.

Further Study

While the major focus for this program is preparing

students for executive management positions in the

relevant industries, students would be deemed to have

met the normal entry requirements for a Doctor of

Philosophy (PhD) program, should they wish to

continue to a research degree following graduation.

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Master of Business (Advanced)

Program Structure

To receive the Master of Business (Advanced), a

student is required to complete #32 comprising:

Part (a) 4 compulsory courses (#8) from:

TOUR7003 #2 Tourism, Travel, Hospitality:

Foundations

HOSP7001 #2 International Services Management

TOUR7000 #2 Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure:

Research

TOUR7005 #2 Tourism and Hospitality Issues

Part (b) 5 courses (#12) from the relevant

field of specialised study:

International Event Management

EVNT7000 #2 Event Management Principles and

Practice

EVNT7001 #2 International Event Management

EVNT7002 #2 Event Sponsorship Management

EVNT7003 #2 Meetings and Conventions Management

TOUR7007 #4 Independent Report

International Hotel Management

HOSP7000 #2 International Hotel Operations

HOSP7002 #2 International Hotel Strategic Planning

HOSP7003 #2 International Hotel Management

HOSP7004 #2 Entrepreneurship & Small Hospitality

Enterprises

TOUR7007 #4 Independent Report

International Sport and Recreation Management

HMST7916 #2 Human Movement Studies:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

LEIS7000 #2 Commercial Recreation and

Entrepreneurship

LEIS7001 #2 Sport and Recreation Operations

TOUR7007 #2 Independent Report

MGTS7006 #2 Strategic Sport Management

International Travel and Tourism Management

TOUR7001 #2 Global Tourism Business Principles

TOUR7002 #2 Sustainability for Tourism Business

TOUR7004 #2 Travel and Transport Systems

MGTS7005 #2 Tourism Risk Management

TOUR7007 #4 Independent Report

Part (c) Research MBus (Adv only) OR

equivalent coursework (#8)

MGTS7003 #8 Thesis or #8 Advanced Elective

courses.

Part (d) 2 courses (#4) of level 7 advanced

electives:

These elective courses must not be similar to any

courses previously passed by the student.

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www.tourism.uq.edu.au

SCHOOL OF TOURISM

St Lucia Campus

The University of Queensland

GPN3 Building 39A, Level 4

St Lucia Qld 4072

Phone: +61 7 3346 8717

Fax: +61 7 3346 8716

Email: tourism@uq.edu.au

Web: www.tourism.uq.edu.au

FACULTY RESOURCE CENTRE

Colin Clark Building (39), Level 1

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Qld 4072

Phone: +61 7 3365 9017 or 9019

SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE

COORDINATOR

Dr Lisa Ruhanen

School of Tourism

The University of Queensland

Phone: +61 7 3381 1338

Fax: +61 7 3381 1012

Email: Hl.ruhanen@uq.edu.auH

SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE

STUDENT LIASON OFFICER

Ms Rose Willett

School of Tourism

The University of Queensland

Phone: +61 7 3346 8717

Fax: +61 7 3346 8716

Email: r.willett@uq.edu.au

STUDENT SERVICES

Web: www.uq.edu.au/student-services/

St Lucia Campus, The Relaxation Block #21D

Phone: +61 7 3365 1702

Ipswich Campus, Building 8

Phone: +61 7 3381 1011

STUDENT CENTER – ST LUCIA

J D Story Building (61), Level 1

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus

St Lucia Qld 4072

Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 2600

Fax: +61 7 3365 6152

STUDENT CENTER – IPSWICH

Building No. 8

The University of Queensland

Ipswich Campus

11 Salisbury Rd, Ipswich Qld 4305

Australia

Phone: +61 7 3381 1011

Fax: +61 7 3381 1060

Email: ipswichstudentcentre@uq.edu.au

CYBRARY – IPSWICH LIBRARY

General Enquiries

Email: ipswich@library.uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3381 1281

Loans Enquiries

Email: circ@library.uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3381 1281

Document Delivery

Phone: +61 7 3381 1222

Fax: +61 7 3381 1283

CYBRARY – SOCIAL SCIENCES AND

HUMANITIES LIBRARY

General Enquiries

Email: ssah-mgr@library.uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3365 6346

Loans Enquiries

Email: circ@library.uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3365 6305

Document Delivery

Email: sshia@library.uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3365 6201

Fax: +61 7 3365 1481

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